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Three men linked to Mohamed Merah arrested in France

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March 27, 2013 | 1:07 pm

Frame grab of Mohamed Merah from a video broadcast March 21 by France 2 .Photo by REUTERS/France 2 Television/Handout

Frame grab of Mohamed Merah from a video broadcast March 21 by France 2 .Photo by REUTERS/France 2 Television/Handout

Three men believed to be linked to Mohamed Merah were arrested in southern France.

Two of men were arrested Tuesday in Toulouse by a French police anti-terror unit, the French news service AFP reported.

A third person was arrested on Wednesday morning in the nearby town of Castres.

Merah, a 23-year-old radical Muslim, killed a rabbi and three children in an attack on the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school, now Ohr Hatorah, on March 19, 2012. The slayings came a few days after Merah gunned down three French soldiers in two drive-by shootings from a scooter near Toulouse. He was shot dead on March 22 during a standoff with police.

French police have arrested and released several people and questioned dozens in connection with the shootings.

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